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Afghanistan: Forced Marriage

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN HL3661, tabled on 3 November 2021

To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they plan to take to respond to reports of young Afghan girls being sold into marriage.

Answered on

17 November 2021

The Prime Minister announced the allocation of £50 million on 31 October to provide life-saving food, emergency health services, and shelter and warm clothing to help vulnerable people prepare for winter. It will also be used to provide support for victims of gender-based violence and essential child protection services. Aid agencies will prioritise those most at risk including households headed by women and disabled people. We have made human rights and access for humanitarian response a central feature of all of our contact with the Taliban to date.